Cesar Chavez Day
CFT offices will be closed.
Cesar Chavez Day celebrates the birth and legacy of the civil rights and labor movement activist Cesar Chavez, former leader of the United Farmworkers. In California, state offices and schools are closed.
There are many ways to teach about Chavez in your classroom:
- Topnotch lesson plans have been created by your colleagues on the CFT Labor and Climate Justice Education Committee including the booklet Let Me Tell You About This Man: Cesar Chavez, Union Organizer, available for free in English and Spanish.
- You may also find model curriculum about Cesar Chavez from the California Department of Education, as well as the authorizing law.
- Peruse the CFT’s entire collection of
member-created lesson plans, where you can download
curricula for free!